60205:BETA STREPTOCOCCUS CULTURE, PRENATAL

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60205:BETA STREPTOCOCCUS CULTURE, PRENATAL
Methodology: Culture
Edit Date: 3/17/2009
Performed: Daily
Released: Preliminary at 48 hours. Final at 3-4 days.
CPT Code: 87081
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Vaginal/rectal specimen using a Routine Culture transport swab, or urine in a sterile plastic container.
Stability: Swab: 24 hours ambient or 4 days refrigerated. Urine: 24 hours refrigerated. Unstable frozen.
Minimum Volume: 1 mL urine.
Transport: Swab: ambient or refrigerated. Urine: refrigerated.
Comments: Isolated beta streptococcus will be typed for beta streptococcus group B. Susceptibility testing will be done if an indication of allergy to penicillin exists. An additional charge will be added for typing and susceptibility.
Rejection Criteria: Delayed transport; unsterile container; frozen specimen; swab not in transport media.

Reference Range:
No beta streptococcus, group B isolated.